Gay atheist appointed church’s community reporter

St Margaret’s church in Rainham is employing a journalist to dig out stories about the local community after residents bemoaned the lack of neighbourhood news. The recruit is gay, an atheist from a Catholic upbringing, who says the church and journalists should work together to serve the community.

Religion news 21 August

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